I have been to Antico's a number of times and it never disappoints, one particular stand out time which I believe was our first visit to this authentic Italian East Perth restaurant, secured Antico as one of favourite restaurants in Perth.
My partner and I had been working one Saturday and had been too busy to eat for the best part of the day, so it's safe to say we were STARVING. We decided to go to Antico's as we had recently moved to the East Perth area and wanted to check those restaurants out that were walking distance from our apartment. Upon walking in the smell of fresh pizza from the wood fired pizza ovens draws you in and you feel immersed in the Italian feel of the restaurant. We were greeted by the most friendly Italian man (who terribly, as it was some time ago now, I do not remember the name of) who made our whole experience all the more fantastic! From start to finish his waiting service was second to none, making recommendations on both food and wine, as well as being especially accommodating for me as being fussy I wanted to change a few things about my meal. All this he did with a smile and his charming Italian accent.
We had chorizo and marinated feta for an appetiser and it was to die for, I then went for a seafood plate with fresh vegetables whilst my boyfriend had the steak, my plate consisted of tiger prawns, seared scallops, chilli mussels, calamari and fish of the day fillet (which I believe on this day was barramundi) every single piece of seafood was delicious, and beautifully fresh, and the accompanying pile of fresh green veggies was just what I was after. Washed down with a bottle (or 2) of wonderful red wine we were two very happy, full, slightly tipsy bunnies by the end of our meal!
As well as the amazing food and service, this place is serious value for money. We were shocked at the price and would have been happy to pay a lot more. For anyone who loves Italian food this place is a must-try, but with the huge choice of dishes on the menu I think just about anyone would love Antico Café.